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Causes: Health, Health Support

Mission: To develop and manage a child-centered community-based system of care for abused, neglected, and abandoned children and their families, and to provide other supportive services to the community and providers in order to strengthen families and prevent them from entering the child welfare system.

Target demographics: families with needs that potentially contribute to instances of abuse and neglect.

Geographic areas served: Florida's 5th Circuit which includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties.

Programs: Neighborhood Projects Family Finding Pregnant Inmate Diversion Services Independent Living Kinship Care Baby Sleep Basics Health Start HOPE Quality Parenting Initiative

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Kids Central Inc is a leader in providing early help to families so they can provide a safe and nurturing home for their children. In doing so they have prevented hundreds of children from entering foster care. This is exactly what a community based agency should be doing. Bravo Kids Central Inc!

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2 Cherrie V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a struggling single Grandmother raising 3 grandchildren. I stumbled on to the Kinship Support Group for relative caregivers about 18 months ago and I am so glad that I did. This group and our facilitator have been my lifeline. So many times i felt like I was drowning - just overwhelmed by the task of raising these children alone. Our group always lifts me up and reminds me I am not alone. I have made some genuine friendships here, people that share my situation - that understand why I do this. It started off as an 8 week program and I am still attending over 18 months later - we have become like family. Thanks for the lifeline!!

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barbara.myshrall 02/25/2013

Cherrie, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are very proud of our Kinship Program. Many people are not aware of how many relatives are taking care of a family member's children either due to health issues, substance abuse, incarceration or untimely death. In most cases, when the caregiver assume this role they are unprepared both logistically and financially. The Kinship Caseworkers and Support Groups are a tremendous resource offering a wide variety of assistance. We're glad you found us!

babshill

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Executive Assistant to the CEO and CFO of Kids Central. It is my privilege to work for an organization dedicated to strengthen families and build brighter futures for children. Kids Central leads Florida in providing quality best practice interventions for the families in need in the counties we serve.